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The annual Hot Springs Walk of Love, benefitting Alzheimer's Arkansas, will be held Saturday at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

The event is one of five being held across Arkansas to benefit caregivers and their families, according to a news release from Alzheimer's Arkansas, a nonprofit organization that provides support, education and financial assistance to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementia-related illnesses.

All proceeds from the event benefit the organization's programs and services offered to assist Arkansas caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, the release said.

Those services include the Family Assistance Program Grant, which helps families in caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

"The Walk of Love in Hot Springs is an opportunity to reinvest in this community," said Elise Hensley, development director at Alzheimer's Arkansas, which has been serving Arkansans in need statewide since 1984.

"The Family Assistance Program Grant is a grant that can be used for respite care, home modifications, nutritional drinks or incontinence supplies. In 2019, we have been able to give out 22 Family Assistance Program grants in Garland County and we would like to see that number continue to grow."

The Hot Springs Walk of Love will begin with registration at 8 a.m. at Garvan Gardens.

The release said the event is free and open to everyone; Walk of Love T-shirts are available for a $25 gift.

"The Walk is a family friendly event full of fellowship with community members and a banner competition. Of course, as always, there will be plenty of door prizes, the release said.

The theme of this year's Hot Springs Walk of Love is "The 80s." To register as a team or an individual, or to get more information, visit http://www.ALZark.org/walk.

Local on 09/03/2019

Print Headline: Walk of Love to benefit Alzheimer's Arkansas

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